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Versatility and exemplary sound.

The Electro-Voice Cobalt Co4 is an instrument microphone designed to yield outstanding performance in applications requiring the miking of acoustic and electric instruments. Excellent for stage or studio use, the rugged Co4 mic's versatility makes it a "must have" in any microphone mix.

EV Cobalt microphones offer roadworthy performance, affordability, and ergonomics ” satisfying all the microphone needs of the music market. The Co4 is an ideal microphone for a variety of instruments and stage applications.

FEATURES
  • Microphone Applications:
  • Acoustic Strings
  • Brass
  • Guitar Amp
  • Hi-hat
  • Snare
SPECIFICATIONS

Cobalt Co4 Instrument Mic - Buy One, Get One Free

  • Element: Dynamic
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Impedance, Low-Z balanced: 600 Ohms
    Connector Type: 3-pin XLR
    Open Circuit Voltage: 2.2 mV/Pascal
    Audio Frequency Response: 50 - 18,000 Hz +/- 3 dB
    Mic Type: Instrumental
    Wired/Wireless: Wired
    Finish: Cobalt
    Case Material: Die cast zinc
    Weight Net: 340 g (11.99 oz)
    Dimensions (Height X Max Diameter): 5.83" x 0.91" (148 x 23 mm)
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Electro-VoiceCobalt Co4 Instrument Mic - Buy One, Get One Free
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Two Cobalt 4 Mics for a great price

For the money, and for the quality of construction and the quality of sound, you can't beat these Cobalt mics for live performances. I don't pay for names, so paying over three times...Read complete review

For the money, and for the quality of construction and the quality of sound, you can't beat these Cobalt mics for live performances. I don't pay for names, so paying over three times the price for Shure to be printed on my mics is insane!
The Cobalt 4 has standard features for an instrument mic.
I use them every Sunday morning worship service and a couple of nights per week with my band. They have taken a lot of bumps and abuse being setup and taken down so often, but they have never failed to perform. These mics are every bit as solidly built as the "industry standard" Shure mics.

I have used these mics on various stringed instruments as well as brass, woodwind and even percussion instruments and have always received a superior live sound. These mics do a superior job when I use them to mic a cabinet as well.
OK, so here we go with the comparisons. I have used the Cobalt mics, both the Cobalt 4 and the Cobalt 7, side by side against industry standard Shure SM57 and SM58 mics. Every performer that has stated a preference has preferred the Cobalt mics. At two Cobalts for less than the Shure mics, there is no comparison as far as value is concerned. Equal quality of construction and superior performance for 30% of the price gives these mics unsurpassed value.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Need a Cheap Mic...

4
The features are pretty comparable to every other dynamic mic in the price range on the market. Nothing fancy here as expected the price.
There is a ton of handling noise...Read complete review

4
The features are pretty comparable to every other dynamic mic in the price range on the market. Nothing fancy here as expected the price.
There is a ton of handling noise with these. I didn't think it would be a problem since they'd be set in a stand but found out differently when I used them on a hollow stage. They pick up people walking across the stage, setting down their instruments, but worse of all they pick up the kick drum even on solid ground and create a low frequency feedback. I thought maybe my gain on the board was too loud but I had it set to about -40db. The rest of my mic pres are set to a gain closer to -10db and have no issue. They also sound a bit tinny to me.
I don't see these as a value because I had to go out and buy more mics to replace these.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome microphone

By Preacher

from Grenada MS

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co4 Instrument Mic - Buy One, Get One Free:

    I own a guitar amp that has no XLR out. Regular microphones just do not get it. Plugged this baby in and what a difference. Then you get TWO for the price of one good instrument mic. Gonna try the other one out on a piano.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mic me up Scotty

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co4 Instrument Mic - Buy One, Get One Free:

      Nice alternative to the SM-57Great price for pair on the deal of the day

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Cannot beat for the price

      By Steve B

      from Kansas City

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Price

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co4 Instrument Mic - Buy One, Get One Free:

          For the price, you simply cannot go wrong, they are a tremendous value and even include a nice soft bag to store them in. I use them primarily for recording my Marshall combo and acoustic guitar in my home studio. The sound quality is fine, although it doesn't really compare with Shure. I think the tone is a bit tinny, but nothing that cannot be cleaned up with software. If you're an amateur fooling around in your home studio - these should suffice - however if you're a gigging professional or want the best studio sound - spend the extra money and buy an SM-57. Although for my uses, they are a perfect mic at an unbelievable price.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Quality for the Price

          By Vicarioun

          from Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co4 Instrument Mic - Buy One, Get One Free:

            I use these microphones in my home studio. I have found they are great for miking guitar amps; but not good for use with bass amps.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            i would buy this product again

            By Buck

            from Akron,Ohio

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co4 Instrument Mic - Buy One, Get One Free:

              Very good product.Would buy it again If i need another one. Can not complane about anything i have bought from Musicians Friend.Great stuff.

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bad for vocals, great for percussion.

              By Parkerthemusicman

              from The Woodlands, TX

              About Me Experienced

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              Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co4 Instrument Mic - Buy One, Get One Free:

              The price seperates these buys as an awesome buy, as they are very versitile and can handle all kinds of instruments! I've tried it on my drums set, tambourine, egg shakers, djembe, and vocals. Not good for vocals! It's mufly and not at all good quality, but as for an percussive instrument it is a dream come true.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              EV Cobalt CO4 Great for Accordion!

              By James Strickland

              from New York

              Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co4 Instrument Mic - Buy One, Get One Free:

              I've been performing off and on for 45 years and these mics are the equal of anything I've played through, and for the price they're a fantastic bargain.
              We struggled for two years to get the right sound for our accordion player. I saw the BOGO Electrovoice Cobalt CO4's on Musician's Friend and, since I needed two, I bought them on a whim. Wow! For the accordion they are a match made in heaven. Perfect sound reproduction (that "dark" sound that others mention compliments the accordion's tendency to produce an abundance of odd upper partials), and the mics tolerate well the variation in distance that comes with the very mobile accordion.
              These are heavy, solid mics. They feel like they could survive more than a couple of dives. The weight means they need a good quality stand.
              Two great mics for the price of one? I'm back to get two more! I'm going to try one on the cello and maybe see how they do with horns.

              (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Need a Cheap Mic...

              By Jonathan Koziel

              from Chicago

              Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co4 Instrument Mic - Buy One, Get One Free:

              4
              The features are pretty comparable to every other dynamic mic in the price range on the market. Nothing fancy here as expected the price.
              There is a ton of handling noise with these. I didn't think it would be a problem since they'd be set in a stand but found out differently when I used them on a hollow stage. They pick up people walking across the stage, setting down their instruments, but worse of all they pick up the kick drum even on solid ground and create a low frequency feedback. I thought maybe my gain on the board was too loud but I had it set to about -40db. The rest of my mic pres are set to a gain closer to -10db and have no issue. They also sound a bit tinny to me.
              I don't see these as a value because I had to go out and buy more mics to replace these.

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Two Cobalt 4 Mics for a great price

              By SteveH

              from Houston, TX

              Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co4 Instrument Mic - Buy One, Get One Free:

              For the money, and for the quality of construction and the quality of sound, you can't beat these Cobalt mics for live performances. I don't pay for names, so paying over three times the price for Shure to be printed on my mics is insane!
              The Cobalt 4 has standard features for an instrument mic.
              I use them every Sunday morning worship service and a couple of nights per week with my band. They have taken a lot of bumps and abuse being setup and taken down so often, but they have never failed to perform. These mics are every bit as solidly built as the "industry standard" Shure mics.

              I have used these mics on various stringed instruments as well as brass, woodwind and even percussion instruments and have always received a superior live sound. These mics do a superior job when I use them to mic a cabinet as well.
              OK, so here we go with the comparisons. I have used the Cobalt mics, both the Cobalt 4 and the Cobalt 7, side by side against industry standard Shure SM57 and SM58 mics. Every performer that has stated a preference has preferred the Cobalt mics. At two Cobalts for less than the Shure mics, there is no comparison as far as value is concerned. Equal quality of construction and superior performance for 30% of the price gives these mics unsurpassed value.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Solid mics for the price

              By Michael Propst

              from Austin, TX

              Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co4 Instrument Mic - Buy One, Get One Free:

              Great, versatile, well-made, but cheap mics.
              These are pretty versatile mics. For the price of an SM57 you get two mics, and while I won't say they're exactly comparable, they're a great way to round out your collection for practically nothing.
              You can't beat these up quite as much as the SM57, mainly because the part around the screen will get bent (and if you use it for vocals, becomes a little dangerous), but they're very durable mics in general.
              I can't say enough about how good these sound for the price. You could call it a poor man's SM57 but I think that's oversimplifying. In truth, I've used both in tandem and the somewhat darker sound of the Cobalt has actually been preferable at times. But you're getting a good sounding, versatile mic for a lot of different instrument sources (I like it on snares and certain guitar amps especially, and vocals in a pinch but just like a 57 they won't reduce pops much) for a tiny tiny price.

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